1456. egkainia
Strong's Concordance
egkainia: dedication, renewal (of religious services)
Original Word: ἐγκαίνια, ίων, τά
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: egkainia
Phonetic Spelling: (eng-kah'-ee-nee-ah)
Definition: dedication, renewal (of religious services)
Usage: a renewal, dedication; the feast of rededication.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
neut. pl. comp. from en and kainos
dedication, renewal (of religious services)
NASB Translation
feast of the Dedication (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1456: ἐγκαίνια

ἐγκαίνια (T WH ἐανκαινια, see ἐν, III. 3), ἐγκαινιων, τά (from ἐν and καινός); only in Biblical and ecclesiastical writings (on the plural cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 23 (21)); dedication, consecration; thus, in 2 Esdr. 6:16, 17; Nehemiah 12:27 for חֲנֻכָּה; in particular (Vulg.encaeaium, i. e. renovation], an 'annual feast celebrated eight days beginning on the 25th of Chislev (the middle of our December), instituted by Judas Maccabaeus () in memory of the cleansing of the temple from the pollutions of Antiochus Epiphanes (αἱ ἡμέραι ἐγκαινισμοῦ τοῦ θυσιασθηριου, 1 Macc. 4:59): John 10:22. Cf. Winers RWB (also Riehm, HWB) under the word Kirchweihfest; Oehler in Herzog iv., p. 389; Grimm on 1 Macc. 1:54 1 Macc. 4:52; Dillmann in Schenkel iii., 534f; (BB. DD. (especially Kitto) under the word the).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Neuter plural of a presumed compound from en and kainos; innovatives, i.e. (specially) renewal (of religious services after the Antiochian interruption) -- dedication.

see GREEK en

see GREEK kainos

Forms and Transliterations
εγκαίνια ἐγκαίνια εγκαινίοις ενκαινια ἐνκαίνια enkainia en'kaínia
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Englishman's Concordance
John 10:22 N-NNP
GRK: τότε τὰ ἐνκαίνια ἐν τοῖς
NAS: At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place
KJV: Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and
INT: at the time the feast of dedication at

Strong's Greek 1456
1 Occurrence

ἐνκαίνια — 1 Occ.

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